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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Anjali
Age: 44 Years
Hometown: Budhana, Muzaffarnagar

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Bio/Wiki
Nickname(s)Nowaz
ProfessionActor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Sarfarosh (1999)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Debut Film Sarfarosh 1999
TV: Parsai Kehte Hain (2001; on DD National)
Awards, Honours2012: National Film Awards in the category of "Special Jury Award" for the films- Talaash: The Answer Lies Within, Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, and Dekh Indian Circus
2013: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film "Lunchbox"
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 May 1974
Age (as in 2018)44 Years
BirthplaceBudhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
Signature/AutographNawazuddin Siddiqui's Autograph
NationalityIndian
HometownBudhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolB. S. S. Inter College Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh
College/University• Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, Uttarakand
• The National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi
Educational QualificationBachelor of Science in Chemistry
ReligionIslam

Note: He considers himself not just a Muslim, but a bit of all religions. [1]Huffpost
Caste/SectSunni
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressA 3-bedroom sea-facing apartment in Versova, Mumbai
HobbiesFlying Kites, Watching Films, Farming
Controversies• In October 2017, his former girlfriends Sunita Rajwar and actress Niharika Singh (who co-starred with him in Miss Lovely) accused him of misrepresenting facts in his biography- An Ordinary Life: A Memoir.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Biography An Ordinary Life

Following the heavy criticism, Nawaz announced he's withdrawing his biography, few days after its release.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Twitter Apology

A complaint against Nawazuddin was made with the National Commission for Women (NCW).

Niharika Singh's advocate Gautam Gulati, on behalf of Niharika, lodged a complaint against Nawazuddin for "outraging the modesty of the actress."

Sunita Rajwar also sued him for defaming her in his memoir.

• In July 2018, Rajeev Sinha, a Congress politician from the West Bengal, lodged an F.I.R. against Nawazuddin and the producers of the Netflix web series, Sacred Games for defaming the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and also, for taking the level of Bollywood to a new low.
A Copy of the Complaint Against Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the Producers of the Netflix web series Sacred Games
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNiharika Singh (actress)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Ex-girlfriend Niharika Singh
• Anjali
Family
Wife/SpouseAnjali
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Wife Anjali
ChildrenSon- Yaani
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Wife And Son Yaani
Daughter- Shora
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Daughter Shora
ParentsFather- Late Nawabuddin Siddiqui (a farmer)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Father
Mother- Mehroonisa
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Mother Mehroonisa
SiblingsBrother(s)- Shamas Nawab Siddiqui (filmmaker), Ayazuddin Siddiqui and 5 more
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Brothers
Sister(s)- 2 (Names Not Known)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His Sister
Favourite Things
Favourite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Ashish Vidyarthi
Favourite ActressSridevi
Favourite FilmVittorio De Sica’s The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Favourite DestinationJaisalmer, Rajasthan
Style Quotient
Car(s) Collection• Ford Ikon
• Ford Endeavor (SUV)
Assets/PropertiesA one-bedroom flat in Zohra Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai
Money Factor
Salary Not Known
Net Worth Not Known

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nawazuddin Siddiqui

  • Does Nawazuddin Siddiqui smoke?: Yes (a chain smoker) [2]The Telegraph
  • Does Nawazuddin Siddiqui drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born into a Zamindar Muslim Family called as Numberdars.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Farm in Budhana

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Farm in Budhana

  • His father was a farmer and also used to run an Aara Machine (a wood cutting machine).
  • He is eldest of his 9 siblings.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui (sitting extreme right) With His Mother And Siblings

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui (sitting extreme right) With His Mother And Siblings

  • Throughout his childhood, he studied under the lamp; as electricity was a rarity in his village.
  • After his schooling, he moved to Haridwar to pursue his graduation in Chemistry at the Gurukul Kangri University. During his graduation, he used to participate in various extra-curricular activities such as declamation, painting, and drama.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui Participating in a Declamation Contest in His College

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui Participating in a Declamation Contest in His College

  • He has a degree in Chemistry, and during his days of struggle, he worked at a Chemist shop in Vadodara.
  • He moved to Delhi to pursue his acting aspirations and joined a theatre group. Since there was not enough money in theatres, he worked as a watchman for the subsistence for around 5 years.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui During His Struggling Days

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui During His Struggling Days

  • He was enrolled in the National School of Drama (NSD), and after passing out of the NSD, he moved to Mumbai in 2004 to pursue his acting career further.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His NSD Fellows

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui With His NSD Fellows

  • While in Mumbai, Nawaz had to face one of the worst years of his struggle. He had to stay in the apartment of one of his seniors at the NSD on the condition that he would cook the meal for him.
  • He made his Bollywood debut in 1999 with a very small role in the Aamir Khan starrer film- Sarfarosh.

  • Initially, he worked at the film studios and got only stereotypical roles.
  • He appeared as a pickpocket in the 2003 comedy drama- Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.- starring Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt.

  • He tried to get work in the Television Industry but could not get success.
  • He remained out of work between 2002-05 and shared a flat with 4 other people in Mumbai.
  • In 2007, he got a role in Anurag Kashyap‘s Black Friday, which paved his way for other important roles.
  • His first lead role appearance in a feature film was as a wedding singer- Chakku in Prashant Bhargava’s Patang (2007-08). Nawazuddin considers his role in the film as the turning point of her acting career.
  • He also appeared in a cameo role in the song- Emotional Atyachar of the 2009 movie- Dev D.

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  • He got recognition as an actor in the 2010 Aamir Khan Productions’- Peepli Live in which his role was of a journalist.
  • In 2012, after playing the role of an Intelligence Officer in the film- Kahaani, he became a household name.
  • Nawazuddin describes his role of Sonu Duggal in Ashim Ahluwalia’s- Miss Lovely as his most realistic performance so-far, which was premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
  • His role of Faizal Khan in Anurag Kashyap‘s- Gangs of Wasseypur, established him as one of the most promising actors in the Indian Film Industry.
  • At the 2015 New York Indian Film Festival, he bagged the Best Actor Award for his role in the film- Haraamkhor.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Haraamkhor

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Haraamkhor

  • In 2015, his father died due to brain haemorrhage; he was paralyzed for a few years before passing away.
  • He married Anjali at a very young age; Anjali & Nawazuddin are from the same village.
  • He is a very shy person; he likes to stay quiet and away from stardom.
  • In April 2017, he shared a video on his Instagram account; explaining that he is not just a Muslim, but a bit of all religion.

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  • During an interview, Nawaz revealed that had he not become an actor, he would be a farmer; as he still holds his ancestral farm fields back at home in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui At His Farm Fields

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui At His Farm Fields

  • Here’s a glimpse of Nawazuddin’s life:

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